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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

EVENT: Grand Opening of "Lenses of Aloha" on Friday June 6 at the Texas Surf Museum

 

Exposure: 5th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Celebration

 

GEAR: Dope Teams Up with Liquipel and Starter to Launch New Snapback

 

B$Z: Black Diamond Equipment and Mountain Project App Goes Free

 

EMP: Quiksilver Names Bernd Beetz to Board of Directors

 

EMP: Sole Technology Appoints VP of Domestic Sales Strategy and Business Development

 

EMP: Arnette Eyewear Appoints Eric Meyers as New Digital Marketing Specialist

 

B$Z: Surf Expo Honored With Awards by Trade Show News Network

 

TEAM: Cam Zink Locks Partnership with CONTOUR

 

WIN: On your marks, get set, Bid! OIWC Announces Spring Auction

 

Malakye Picks: You Need to Control Your Email Inbox!

 

B$Z: Introducing Mocactia, A Revolution in Style

 

B$Z: The Bike Cooperative Adds Osprey To Its Supplier Partner Network

 

EMP: Brand Management Veteran Andrew Rees Named President of Crocs Brand; CEO Search Continues

 

EVENT: Most Epic Year for the 6th Annual OluKai Ho'olaule'a

 

EMP: Burton Snowboards Promotes Mike Rees to CEO Post

 

EMP: Pelican Appoints New Vice President of Sales

 

EMP: Chums Welcomes New Safety Director of Sales Operations

 

EMP: Moji Introduces New Director of Sales

 

SURF: Richie Lovett Beats Cancer; Back In Water

 

B$Z: SMC Teams Up With CCA Sports Retail To Enhance Retailers' Bottom Lines

 

B$Z: TYR Sport and USA Triathlon Renew Gold-Level Agreement

 

 
 
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Vulure's brand Elizabeth Jane, a contemporary women's swimwear company, is seeking a hands-on National Sales Manager. This position can be based anywhere in the US with accessibility to International Airports.

Gramicci is currently seeking a Freelance Graphic Design Artist. The person in this position will be responsible for creating innovative and unique solutions for our customer base on a variety of projects including graphic tees, hang tags, POP, layout for seasonal workbooks (2 per year) and web page design. This is a virtual position and can be based anywhere, however this person must be able to travel to Gramicci's corporate headquarters in Agoura, Calif. approximately 5-10 times per year.

KOR Water, a brand focused on wellness through hydration, is seeking an exceptional person to join its team as Sales Manager. This position is located in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

SPY is seeking a highly motivated, Marketing Ambassador for the Performance Category. This is a Part-Time position, reporting to the Retail Marketing Manager and is based at in Carlsbad, Calif.

VANS, in Cypress, Calif. has THIRTY THREE open positions right now. There are openings located in Quebec, Ontario, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia Beach, Santa Fe Springs and Cypress...there might be one for you!

Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder area), is in search of a Product Engineer / Patternmaker. A minimum 3 years of CAD experience is required.

Pearl Izumi is also seeking an Apparel Product Developer to be located in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder Area). This is a transitional, "stepping stone" position and one will be allowed a maximum of 2 years before moving up to Apparel Developer II.

Trek Bicycle is looking to add a Helmet Product Manager to be responsible for managing all aspects of Product Management for Bontrager cycling helmets, from strategy and conception through design, development and product launch. This position is located at Trek's headquarters in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison Area), one of America's best places to live.

Active Ride Shop is looking for an Assistant Buyer to join the team at headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Specialized is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join its team in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Mountain Hardwear is looking for a barrier-busting, game-changing Apparel Fit Engineer to join its team in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). If you are a super-creative, slightly off-the-grid thinker, who is self-propelled, with a why-not-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit, then Mountain Hardwear is looking for you.

Lifted Research Group Clothing is seeking a creative and motivated Graphic Designer to join their marketing team's art department based in Irvine, Calif.

BRG Sports is a leading designer, developer and marketer of sports equipment and accessories that enhance athletic performance and protection and is seeking a Product Manager - Powersports to join the team in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

Skechers USA has a pair of openings in its Performance Footwear category based in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Come join a team that designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children.
Jr. Performance Footwear Designer 
Senior Performance Footwear Designer

DC Shoes is looking for a Copywriter to join the Marketing team in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Copywriter position involves the conception and writing of all forms of advertising and promotional vehicles for the DC Brand.

Monster Energy Company, a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages, is looking to fill a Social Media Administrator (APAC) position based in Corona, Calif. You will focus on digital marketing and strategy support, social media publication, and community engagement to ensure active Monster Energy social engagement in Asia Pacific while promoting the Monster Energy brand and culture.

Smith is a family passionate, outdoor people headquartered in Ketchum, Idaho.  Now is your chance to join the company as its next Graphic Designer.

ROKA Sports is seeking a Product Development Specialist with the experience, ability and passion to develop the world's best performance sports apparel. This position, located in Dallas, Tex. (Downtown), will focus specifically on swimwear, triathlon and other active sportswear.

Boa Technology is seeking an Engineering Technician located in Denver, Colo. This position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the Boa Lab and Machine Shop necessary to fully support the Engineering Department's role in the development of new product.

Gold, Inc. is in need of an awesome entry to mid-level Associate Product Manager to assist in the development of assigned products. This position is located in Aurora, Colo. (Denver Area).

EVO, a leading multi-channel retail brand that addresses the unique lifestyle needs of the urban action sports market, is looking for a Merchandise Planner to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

Zappos.com, Inc. is looking for a Senior Outlet Strategy Manager to work with 6pm.com team to organize synergies to cross-promote the online brand. This position is located in Las Vegas, Nev.

L*Space Swimwear, an established fast growing premium swimwear manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif., is seeking an International & Domestic Sales Coordinator to be a part of the sales department.

Lost International is a leader in the surf and skate industries and is looking for a Graphic Designer to join its team. This is a full-time position located innerving, Calif. Freelance work will not be considered.

Asics is looking to add a Customer Service Supervisor to its team in Irvine, Calif. You will be responsible for overseeing the daily activities of a team of representatives responding to customer inquiries regarding orders, billing and technical problem notifications.

BRG Sports, located in Scotts Valley, Calif., is looking for a Director - Global Supply Chain Planning to join the company.

Melton, located in Anaheim, Calif. is looking for a Purchasing Pro with a strong background in outdoor apparel and footwear and desire to grow with a leader in the big game fishing tackle industry to join on as its Buyer - Softgoods.

An International accessories design and manufacturing group based in Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for two energetic, super-creative, detail-oriented, and organized people with experience in the Girls action sports market for the following roles:
1. Senior Designer
2. Product Line Manager - Accessories

Vix Swimwear is looking for an E-Commerce Merchandise Coordinator to join the team in San Diego, Calif.

May 19, 2014

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Men's SMU Production Artist / Graphic Designer to be the liaison between design, merchandising, and sales.

Jarden Technical Apparel (a.k.a. Marmot, ExOfficio and Marker Snow Apparel) is seeking an SAP SD Business Analyst who is motivated, organized and efficient. This position is located in Rohnert Park, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Spy Optic, Inc. is in need of an Accounts Receivable Collections Clerk to be responsible for all A/R customer accounts within an assigned territory. This position reports to the Accounts Receivable Manager and is based out of the company's Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters.

Skechers USA is on the hunt for a Fashion Footwear Designer to join its team in Manhattan Beach, Calif. You MUST have a minimum of 2-3 years of progressive, shoe designing experience and knowledge of shoe construction and materials.

FXR Racing is in need of a Graphic Logo Designer based in Southern California. You must be willing to work remotely on a contract basis.

Want to love what you do and do what you love? The join the Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. team in Exeter, New Hampshire, as Lacrosse Product Manager, where you can launch the next level of lacrosse gear for the company's top lacrosse brands, Cascade and Maverik.

Marmot is searching to fill Open Positions at its store in Union Square, San Francisco, Calif. The world recognized leader in high quality performance apparel and equipment is on the hunt for qualified candidates for retail sales associates, key-holder (Full-time and/or Part-time) and an assistant manager position.  

O'Neill Men's is looking for a highly motivated and hard working Digital Marketing Coordinator with 1-3 years of proven digital marketing experience, with a focus on social media. This position is located in Irvine, Calif.

Tilly's is in need of a Jr. Staff Accountant to join its team in Irvine, Calif. A Bachelor's Degree is required and retail experience is a plus.

If you have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy a fast-paced environment then this Sr. Digital Marketing Coordinator position at The North Face in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). The Digital Marketing Senior Coordinator is responsible for supporting corporate goals of driving qualified traffic and revenue to The North Face eCommerce and Retail businesses.

X-Treme Video is looking for a General Manager to head the EQ Brand, a brand of wellness products designed to protect you and the elements, enhance performance and generate well-being. This position will be located in Carlsbad, Calif.

X-Treme Video, based in Carlsbad, Calif., is also looking for an experienced International Sales Manager for the EQ Brand.

The La Jolla Group manages the licenses for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, & Lost Clothing and is looking to fill "3" full-time positions and a summer Internship based in Irvine, Calif. Pick one!
Sr Staff Accountant 
EDI/Ecomm Account Specialist 
Majors Collector 
Retail Marketing Intern

Metal Mulisha, a pioneer in FMX located in Irvine, Calif., is opening its door for a full-time position and several opportunities for summer Internships. Pick one!
Product Developer 
Marketing Intern - Events and Coordinator 
Men's Graphic Design Intern 
Merchandising Intern 
Marketing Intern - Events and Promotions 

Looking for an internship this summer? Tilly's is hiring creative and talented students to join its growing team in Irvine, Calif. They have Internshipopportunities available in several departments, including Visuals, Marketing, IT, HR, Legal, and more!

May 16, 2014

Check out this rare career opportunity at Mammoth Mountain! Mammoth is on the hunt for a Senior Director of Retail Operations to join its team in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Being boring sucks and being a part of the photography department at Sole Technology would be a very un-boring thing. If you have professional knowledge of the science of photography then apply now to be an Assistant Photographer at Sole Technology in Lake Forest, Calif.  

TransWorld SNOWboarding has an exciting new opportunity for a knowledgeable Product Editor to join the team at the Carlsbad, Calif. office.

Marmot also has "2" NEW openings at its HQ in Rohnert Park, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area)
Human Resources Specialist 
Web Analyst

KOR Water has an exciting opportunity for a Customer Experience Rep with the passion, aptitude and drive to grow, learn and develop as you support KOR's customers. As an entry level position based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., you are in control as to how far you can reach. 

EVS Sports, a leader in protective gear for the Motocross and Street bike industries has two open positions at its headquarters in Rancho Dominguez (South Bay / Los Angeles):
1. Director of Administration
2. Purchasing Specialist

J!NX located in San Diego, Calif. is currently seeking a full-time Art Director to lead its experienced Art Department.

Marmot Mountain, LLC is on the hunt for a Web Analyst to be responsible for analyzing the Marmot and ExOfficio eCommerce business from traffic channels and on-site user interaction to conversion funnel and promotional campaign performance. This position will report to the Director of eCommerce and can be located in either Santa Rosa, Calif. or Seattle, Wash. offices.

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is seeking a Marketing and Brand Ambassador to promote Team Challenge, the Foundations endurance training and fundraising program. This position is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is also seeking a Marketing and Brand Ambassador to be based in Houston, Tex. As the Marketing and Brand Ambassador, your primary goal is to grow the presence of the program within the Houston metro area, generating interest and registering new participants.

Eddie Bauer, located in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle area), is seeking a Senior Product Line Merchandiser for its Women's Performance Sportswear category.

Phunkshun Wear is growing and is in need of an experienced Sales Coordinator to be based in Denver, Colo. Join Phunkshun and Experience Winter, Not the Cold.

Phunkshun is also looking for a Shipping / Warehouse Manager to join the team in Denver, Colo. You will be directly responsible for shipping product.

Brooks, located in Seattle, Wash. is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. Brooks is looking for a Retail Assistant Store Manager of its Flagship location in Seattle, Wash.

SKLZ, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Team Sports Sales Representative. You will be responsible for working directly with colleges, high schools, club team sports, and other athletic organizations to acquire customers.

5.11 Tactical, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for Male Fit Models.  Check your sizes.

Dita Eyewear, located in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for a highly creative Junior Graphic Designer to help produce powerful, on-brand advertising material for print and web.

May 15, 2014

Zeal Optics is searching for an experienced Office Manager to oversee, execute and run all aspects of the Zeal Optics HQ in Boulder, Colo. This role is a balance between administrative, HR, accounting, travel planning, and office/retail support coordination.

Gregory Mountain Products, in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking a Product Designer. Gregory is looking for a qualified candidate with 5-7 years of product design experience.

Easton Technical Products is a world leader in precision arrows, outdoor products, hunting apparel and custom tubing and is currently looking for a highly motivated Product Developer to manage the development process of Easton Outfitters Division at the company's corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Angry Blossom is a new apparel line for that edgy punk chick in your neighborhood and is currently looking for an energetic and positive person to join its small but growing team in Huntington Beach, Calif. as Marketing Rep for Events, Merchandising & Social Media.

Horny Toad Activewear is looking to add a Dealer Sales Assistant to its growing team in Santa Barbara, Calif. This position is the main support role for the sales team, helping to drive revenue and profitability.

LuLaRoe is a fashion forward women's brand based in Corona, Calif. that is in need of a hardworking, trustworthy, friendly Personal Assistant to work directly with the founders of the company.

Amazing Grass, the leading producer and distributor of organic Green SuperFoods, is in need of a Direct Sales Rep to cover the Northern California/Bay Area territory. This is a full-time, salaried position, and will be based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Volcom is looking for a Latin America Customer Service Associate to join the team at headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif.

This year, prAna celebrates 21 years in existence. This can be your first year with the company if you join as Assistant Store Manager at its San Francisco, Calif. store located at 1928 Fillmore St.

Global Eye Wear Brand based in southern Orange County, Calif. is looking for a Sunglasses & Soft Goods Sales Representative for the SoCal, Arizona & Southern Nevada territories.   

Robson Forensic is a multi-discipline forensic engineering firm with offices throughout the U.S. and is in need of a Bicycle Designer/Engineer. This position is available immediately on a full time or contractor basis and is available in multiple locations nationwide. Relocation may be required.

Tui Marine is looking for an Online Specialist to join the team in Clearwater, FL. to work closely with various departments throughout the organization to support website development for the Sunsail brand.

DAKINE is a leading manufacturer of top quality packs, bags and accessories designed for action sports athletes and is looking to fill "5" OPEN positions located in Hood River, Ore. - check it out! 
Sales and Merchandising Planning Analyst 
Graphic Designer 
Product Line Manager - Women's Packs and Bags 
Technical Designer/Patternmaker 
Product Line Manager - Outerwear

WaveJet is looking for an experienced Sales Support and Social Media Coordinator to join the team at the Santee, Calif. location. This is a dynamic position that requires someone with a broad skill set from a sales and marketing background.

Mountain Hardwear, located in Richmond, Calif. (SF Bay Area) believes innovators go where no one has gone before and the company strives for disruptive innovation. Achieve that goal with Mountain Hardwear as its Apparel Quality Engineer.

Any Mountain Stores, the proud recipient of the 2013 Bay Area Top Places to Work award, is looking to fill Retail Management Positions located in Redwood City, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

OluKai is looking for a DC Administrative Assistant for its Distribution Center located in Huntington Beach, Calif. You will be responsible for assisting the Distribution Center Manager and staff with daily office operations.

A leading global surf and snow brand in the action sports industry has a vacancy for an In-House Sales Manager with a strong will to succeed. This position will be based in South Orange County, Calif.

May 14, 2014

Yuneec USA, an aviation technology company that has designed a great electric skateboard, is looking for passionate, outgoing guys and girls to represent the E-Go Skateboard brand, as Brand Ambassadors in the Southern California area.

DC Shoes, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a Product Manager to join the team!

Mammoth Mountain has a rare opportunity for a General Accounting Manager. The General Accounting Manager, to be based in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., will assist in the day-to-day general accounting functions related to recreational, retail, and food and beverage activities.

Young & Reckless, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for an Operations Assistant. Y&R needs someone committed; you must be available for a full-time, long-term position.

Obey is looking for a Human Resources Generalist to join the team in Irvine, Calif. to manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office.

Graphic Ink, a screen printing and embroidery company located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a Production Coordinator to join the team.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "3" OPEN positions available for you today, check them out! 
Sales Ops Coordinator - Canada 
Production Artist - Quiksilver Marketing 
Production Artist - Roxy Marketing

Ragnar Relay Series, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking an HR & Payroll Specialist/Generalist with a passion for people and ability to execute best-in-class HR techniques and practices while overseeing the daily administrative HR functions.

How would you like to get involved in an exciting team environment; in a position that will keep you on your toes? Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has just the job for you! The Payton, Utah based company is in need of a Powersports Blog Editor to create and manage relationships with dozens of writers and enthusiasts within the industry for content creation and curation.

Brooks, located in Seattle, Wash. is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. Brooks is looking for a Senior Patternmaker to join the company.

Tucker Rocky is a leading distributor of motorcycle and ATV aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel and is in need of a Sr. Graphic Designer to be located in Fort Worth, Tex.

Zoot Sports, a division of K2 Sports, has an opening for a Tech Rep/Grass Roots Coordinator to work in Texas.

Specialized Bicycles, in Morgan Hill, Calif. has a significant design opportunity open.  Join the company as Senior Industrial Designer for your chance to shape the future.

Fox Head, Inc. is on the hunt for an Associate Bike Apparel Designer to be based in Irvine, Calif. The Associate Bike Apparel Designer shall be responsible for design support to the Senior Bike Designer for apparel and accessories including performance tops, bottoms, outerwear, gloves and other accessories associated with mountain biking.

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. located in Brea, Calif. is looking for a Marine Accessory Specialist to administer all Marine Accessories, including sourcing, purchasing, inventory control, packaging, sales and marketing activities and new product development.

Ocean Minded is looking to add a Marketing Manager to its team in San Clemente, Calif. The Marketing Manager will support the Ocean Minded Brand in its efforts to position itself as the leader in footwear, apparel and accessories products.

INTERNSHIP: 
Graphic Ink is has an exciting opportunity for an actively enrolled college student. We are looking for a Production Intern to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

 

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